Andy Irvine & Paul Brady

Setlist: 30th Jan 2008 – Andy Irvine & Paul Brady

30/Jan/2008  – Andy Irvine & Paul Brady,  Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (Reunion gig at Celtic Connections)

Setlist

Heather on the Moor
The Longford Weaver (Nancy's Whiskey)
Wearin' the Britches
Jigs (?)
As I Roved Out
I Am a Youth That's Inclined to Ramble
Băneasă's Green Glade
Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore
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Martinmas Time / The Little Stack of Wheat
Lough Erne Shore
Reels ("Fred Finn's Reel / Sailing into Walpole's Marsh"??)
Streets of Derry
The Jolly Soldier / Blarney Pilgrim
Autumn Gold
Arthur McBride
Bonny Woodhall
Mary and the Soldier
Plains of Kildare
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West Coast of Clare
The Lakes of Pontchartrain
The Blacksmith / Blacksmithereens

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Andy Irvine & Paul Brady 40th Anniversary Tour Program

Paul and Andy

In May 2017 Andy Irvine and Paul toured Ireland in commemoration and celebration of their iconic 1977 album ‘Andy Irvine and Paul Brady’. With them onstage were Donal Lunny and Kevin Burke who played on the original record, Donal also producing it.

With three nights in Dublin’s Vicar Street and concerts in Cork, Limerick, Galway, Derry and Belfast the tour was a total sell out and a truly joyful affair with, in addition to their many Irish followers, fans from Japan, Norway, Canada, Netherlands, UK, France, Belgium, Germany and many parts of USA turning up…many of whom weren’t born when the album came out and were now seeing Paul and Andy live for the first time.

Paul and Andy

This is the souvenir program of the tour, a 24 page colour booklet on high quality paper and signed by Paul and Andy.  Together with historical anecdotes of the recording, contemporary photos and concert posters and background details of the songs, it includes a CD of a live recording of Andy and Paul from March 1977 in The Towne Crier, Beekman, NY. Never before heard in public and not available anywhere else, this recording presents them as they sounded just prior to the release of the now classic album and is a must-have for anyone who missed the 40th Anniversary shows or who were there but didn’t manage to snap one up.
Live songs on the CD are ‘The Plains Of Kildare’, ‘Mary And The Soldier’, ‘The Jolly Soldier’ followed by ‘The Blarney Pilgrim’, ‘Martinmas Time’ followed by ‘The Little Stack of Wheat’ and the instrumental reels ‘Fred Finns’s’ and ‘Sailing Into Walpole’s Marsh’
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Purchase: Andy Irvine & Paul Brady 40th Anniversary tour program including exclusive live CD & signed by Andy & Paul!! 


CD Tracklist

  1. The Plains Of Kildare
  2. Mary And The Soldier
  3. The Jolly Soldier / The Blarney Pilgrim
  4. Martinmas Time / The Little Stack of Wheat
  5. Fred Finns’s / Sailing Into Walpole’s Marsh

Review: ANDY IRVINE & PAUL BRADY AT VICAR ST, DUBLIN – 20 MAY 2017

WORDS: JAY WILSON ARTICLE PUBLISHED: MAY 30, 2017
“Apparently there are 102 strings on stage,” quips Paul Brady as he tunes one of the impressive array of instruments ranged behind him and Andy Irvine. Dónal Lunny has a couple of string instruments to go along with his bodhrán and keyboard. Kevin Burke seems comparatively modest with his violin’s four strings.
The more unusual instruments, like the bouzouki and the hurdy-gurdy, and the guitars in various tunings, are a testament to the restless curiosity that culminated in the 1976 album ‘Andy Irvine and Paul Brady’. Tuning between songs allows time for stories to flow, and Irvine and Brady give background to the original compositions (“from the mad brains we had back in the 70s”), and to those songs sourced from others such as Eddie Butcher, Andy Mitchell, Shirley Collins, Paddy Tunney, and Sam Henry.
The wounded soldier’s love song, Bonny Woodhall, from Sam Henry’s collection, has a beautiful accompaniment that swirls around Irvine’s clear vocal. The instrumentation builds throughout, drawing the listener into the story as it unfolds. Most of the instruments are picked up by microphones so there is a wonderful immediacy as every pluck and bow is amplified.
The two Sligo tunes that follow, Fred Finn’s Reel and Sailing Into Walpole’s Marsh, are lead by Brady and the reflective mood of the previous song is chased away by the banter between the four musicians (“drain that marsh!”). Lunny picks up the bodhrán for these, lending a very satisfying, full bass sound to the melody instruments.
Brady tells of receiving a letter while “languishing in the US in the early 70s”, from Liam O’Flynn asking him to join Planxty. The only song he had was a version of Arthur McBride and the Sergeant. Irvine recalls the first time Brady sang it for them in Donegal, and we are treated to a genuinely moving performance of this treasured favourite. The crowd burst into prolonged applause after the final “…for it being on Christmas morning”, and as the assembly settle back into their seats, Lunny confirms with a smile that “…they let him into Planxty!”
Irvine’s plaintive Autumn Gold follows, preceded by his amusing recollection of singing it in a barn to the girl he wrote it for “…just the two of us there…she never said a f**king word!”
After these two moving songs comes The Jolly Soldier, sung by Brady. His voice is in fine form, rich and strong. Andy Irvine’s excellent harmonica playing leads the charge in the jig that follows out of the song, The Blarney Pilgrim. Brady can’t resist lilting along.
It’s forty years since the album’s release. The performers and the audience are older, this music now a precious thread woven into all their lives. There is deep joy and exhilaration shared in Vicar Street tonight as it is spun out again through the hands of these four master musicians.
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This review appeared originally on GoldenPlec.com.
David Rooney‘s scraperboard picture appeared originally in Hot Press magazine. Contact him to buy the original.

Source: goldenplec.com